Cheekbones are one of the telltale indicators of youth and beauty. Conjure up images of any woman that is known for her beauty and the chances that she’s got prominent, high cheekbones are very good. Men and women alike express concern when they start to notice that their cheeks have gone flat, or flatter than usual.
It is not difficult to add volume to the mid-face. Advances in aesthetic medicine have made it incredibly easy to resolve some cosmetic concerns, often without surgery. However, when it comes to the cheeks, it’s important to know that there are two paths that may be taken.
Fullness through Fillers
Soft tissue fillers have taken the world by storm. From the moment word started to spread about the use of fillers to smooth line and wrinkles, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the area of anti-aging. Over time, new filler products have been developed to achieve specific results. The Juvéderm® family of products has expanded exponentially as this company has developed ways to increase and decrease the viscosity of their fillers. Juvéderm® Voluma is now one of the most common treatments for restoring mid face volume. Another potential treatment for this objective is Sculptra. The two products differ in their base ingredient, and in the mechanism of action beneath the skin. We perform a thorough consultation to help our patients decide which filler is right for their needs, or if they may want something a little more permanent.
Facial implants have been used for many years, and are as beneficial to contouring as other, more well-known implants. Cheek implant surgery is much less invasive and complex than most people imagine. Biocompatible, malleable implants can be inserted during another procedure, such as lower blepharoplasty or facelift surgery, or they may be placed in a standalone operation.
There are two reasons why a person may choose cheek implants rather than fillers to add beautiful contours to the mid face. One is that more projection is desired than what is possible with dermal fillers. Cheek implants are customized to an individual bone structure to add fullness to the appropriate part of the cheek to the ideal degree. Another benefit achieved with cheek implants versus fillers is that the cheekbones are more visible for years rather than months. And, these structures can be removed at a later date if so desired.
Is the landscape of your face in need of the right “hills and valleys?” Let’s talk. Call Fante Eye & Face Centre in Denver.